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How can I disable the automatic locking on idle mechanism in Windows 8? I have tried:

  • Disabling screen saver and screen saver "lock on resume" --> done
  • Disable lock on wake in power options --> done

I still cannot find a solution - it seems to lock after some period of inactivity.

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This is NOT A DUPLICATE - the answer and question marked as duplicate are both unrelated to the question. The question is to disable auto-lock not to disable the screen before the password entry.

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marked as duplicate by Karan, nixda, Tog, gronostaj, tombull89 Jul 12 '13 at 8:08

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This is NOT A DUPLICATE - the answer and question marked as duplicate are both unrelated to the question. The question is to disable auto-lock not to disable the screen before the locking. –  Christian Stewart Jul 18 '13 at 16:33
    
Search the web for program called "caffeine", it simulates mouse movement and/or key presses periodically in order to fool windows and prevent locking. It's not perfect though. When you select some text with a mouse, when it kicks in, it unselects the text, so you need to select again. Also, in some terminal windows (e.g. PuTTY), it types a character shown as ~. Anyway, lacking other solutions, this could be sufficiently good –  xorcus Oct 3 at 7:04

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Open run command box by pressing enter image description here + R keys simultaneously. Type gpedit.msc in the box and press Enter key.

  • On the Group Policy Editor, expand Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel and then click on Personalization.

  • Now, on the right pane, double-click on Do not display the lock screen to enable or disable this feature.

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I don't want to disable the screen before the login, I want to disable the automatic locking. Does this do this? –  Christian Stewart Jul 18 '13 at 16:33

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